I was able to join the Kent State PJ program this past weekend for a photo trip. Asside from a memorable trip to the White House to meet Pete Souza, and a look at the Newseum, it was extremely refreshing to be out and about with other photo friends---especially my two best friends, Jenna and Rachael. It was also extremely refreshing to be able to attempt some street style with my 24-70mm. Just a friendly reminder to all of my photo friends, make sure to make time to shoot for yourself too...especially when wandering new cities.
Here are some of my favorite photos from shooting in between the tourism.. most from DCs' always busy transit system and portraits of Jenna...
Rachael takes on I-70 in the early morning Thursday, February 18, 2016.
Jenna waits outside of our Holiday Inn Express for our shuttle into the city on Thursday, February 18, 2016.
And then comes back inside to wait....in this blinds light....
Kent State PJ's ride into up the escalator to the transit on Thursday, February 18, 2016.
A portrait taken of Jenna (and three energetic squirrels) on Pennsylvania Avenue on Thursday, February 18, 2016.
A pedestrian walks away from the Lincoln Memorial during sunset on Thursday, Febraury 18, 2016.
A plethora of commuters wait for their train on Thursday, Febraury 18, 2016.
Kent State PJs share a laugh while they wait to shuttle back to the hotel after their first day in D.C. on Thursday, Febraury 18, 2016.
A man checks the time while walking onto the train early Friday morning, February 19, 2016.
Train passengers wait patiently while the train slows down above a D.C. suburb on Friday, February 19, 2016.
Pedestrians commute downtown D.C. on Friday, February 19, 2016.
A view of the west wing of the White House from the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, photographed on Friday, February 19, 2016 after meeting Pete Souza.
Jenna views the memorial of fallen journalists at the Newseum, photographed on Friday, February 19, 2016.
A view of the backyard of the White House, where Jenna, Rachael and I saw Sunny and Bo playing outside from afar. You can also see the First Lady's garden to the left. Photographed on Saturday, February 20, 2016.
Another view of train commuters..photographed on Saturday, Febraury 20, 2016. (Can you tell we spent a lot of time on the train?)
A room in The Holocaust Museum that shows the work of photographers who documented a predominantly Jewish community prior to World War 2, photographed on Saturday, Febraury 20, 2016.
Tourists reflect on a model of the gas chambers at Auschwitz in The Holocaust Museum, photographed on Saturday, Febraury 20, 2016. According to the USHMM, the four gas chambers and crematoria constructed at Auschwitz-Birkenau after 1942 represent Nazi mass murder in its most industrialized form. Each of the four facilities could kill and incinerate more than 1,000 victims per day.